The Faroe Islands and Greenland have concluded negotiations held at the Greenlandic embassy in Copenhagen to agree reciprocal fisheries opportunities for 2024.
The Faroes fleet’s quotas in Greenland’s waters remain unchanged from this year, while there are some minor alterations to Greenland’s access to the Faroese EEZ.
The Greenlandic fleet’s quota for Atlanto-Scandian herring in Faroese waters is reduced by 1000 tonnes, while its allocation for blue whiting is increased by 2000 tonnes, and the proportion of the Greenlandic quota that can be taken in Faroese waters in increased by 1000 tonnes.
The Faroese fleet has access to 2500 tonnes of cod in Greenland waters, with a 50 tonne by-catch of halibut. The tusk quota is 375 tonnes. The quota for Greenland halibut is for 325 tonnes off East Greenland and 100 tonnes off West Greenland. In addition, there is an experimental quota for 500 tonnes of crab, plus opportunities for other trial fisheries for cod and other demersal species in East Greenland.
Greenland’s quotas in Faroese waters are for 5500 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring and 20,500 tonnes of blue whiting. Greenlandic vessels can also take 8260 tonnes of Greenland’s blue whiting quota in Faroese waters.